Withelma Ortiz Walker Pettigrew (right) shadowed Rep. Karen Bass for the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youths first Shadow Day.
Bass said the day was special not only for what the foster youth took away from it, but for the effect the foster youth had on the Members.
The day is “about building a broad base of support for foster care issues,” Bass said. “And I know when [Members] come into contact with superstars like T, it changes you. So we got out of it more than they did.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.